$320,000 NYSS consolations at Batavia on Friday September 20, 2018

Batavia, NY — The horses that missed the cut for the $1.8 million up for grabs in the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) Night of Champions finals will convene at Batavia Downs on Friday evening (Sept. 21) to compete for the $320,000 in purse money available in the NYSS consolation races. There are eight divisions that will go for $40,000 each and the first is … Continue reading $320,000 NYSS consolations at Batavia on Friday »

Roll With Faith wins again; Fisher wins five at Batavia September 20, 2018

Batavia, NY — For the third week in a row and the fourth time in the last five outings, Roll With Faith dominated the Downs damsels by winning the $9,500 fillies and mares Open Handicap pace at Batavia on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 19). Roll With Faith (Kevin Cummings) watched from last while Little Joke (Billy Davis Jr.) took the lead and led the group to … Continue reading Roll With Faith wins again; Fisher wins five at Batavia »

Validus Deo overpowers field in Batavia Open September 16, 2018

Batavia, NY — For the second time in three weeks, Validus Deo laid claim to being the best pacer in western New York after winning the $10,000 Open Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 15). The starter released the field and they all hit the pylons in draw order going into the first turn. Halfway up the backside, Bugatti (Ron Beback Jr.) … Continue reading Validus Deo overpowers field in Batavia Open »

Foiled Again racing here at Batavia Downs September 21 September 15, 2018

Southern Palms sways opponents in Batavia feature September 15, 2018

Batavia, NY — After settling for minor spoils in the top class at Batavia Downs over the last few weeks, Southern Palms swelled up on the front end to win the $10,500 Open Handicap trotting feature on Friday night (Sept. 14). After a lengthy delay for a shoe malfunction, Southern Palms (Kevin Cummings) returned to the track well-heeled and uncharacteristically left the gate hard to … Continue reading Southern Palms sways opponents in Batavia feature »

Batavia Downs announces 10 percent purse increase September 13, 2018

 Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has announced today that starting on Wednesday (Oct. 3) and continuing through the end of the meet, all purses will be raised by 10 percent across the board. The increase is due to a combination of two factors: there has been a significant rise in handle realized by the track so far this season plus there were 43 less races … Continue reading Batavia Downs announces 10 percent purse increase »

Melodies Major sets track record at Batavia in NYSS September 13, 2018

Batavia, NY — Two divisions of New York Sire Stake (NYSS) 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers were in town on Wednesday (Sept. 12) to compete for $109,000 in purses at Batavia Downs and in the first $54,500 split, Melodies Major (Art Major-Hilarious) left a lasting impression on the locals by setting a new track record. Bicorne Hanover (Matt Kakaley) left from post one and opened … Continue reading Melodies Major sets track record at Batavia in NYSS »

$109,000 up for grabs in NYSS at Batavia on Wednesday September 11, 2018

Batavia, NY — The eighth and final “regular season” visit of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) to Batavia Downs brings the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings to Genesee County on Wednesday (Sept. 12) to compete in two divisions for a total of $109,000 dollars. The Batavia Downs track record for 2-year-old pacing colts is 1:54.2 and that standard is definitely in danger of going … Continue reading $109,000 up for grabs in NYSS at Batavia on Wednesday »

Focus Power rallies late in Batavia Open September 9, 2018

Batavia, NY — Finding himself hopelessly boxed in approaching the stretch, Focus Power somehow shook loose and out-paced everyone to the wire to win the $10,500 Open pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 8). China Dream (John Cummings Jr.) took the lead by the quarter and backed the half off to :57 flat as no one challenged the position. But last week’s Open … Continue reading Focus Power rallies late in Batavia Open »

Empire Earl N goes career best in Batavia feature September 8, 2018

Batavia, NY — He may be 10, but Empire Earl N looked more like a 3-year-old as he came from far back to brush down the lane and win the $10,000 Open Handicap trot in the fastest mile of his life on Friday evening (Sept. 7) at Batavia Downs. Post time favorite BZ Glide (Mike Caprio) and 13-1 shot Empire Earl N (Ray fisher Jr.) … Continue reading Empire Earl N goes career best in Batavia feature »